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First Lady Michelle Obama views a display of her dresses in the East Colonnade of the White House during the Fashion Education Workshop, Oct. 8, 2014.
First Lady Michelle Obama views a display of her dresses in the East Colonnade of the White House during the Fashion Education Workshop, Oct. 8, 2014.

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First Lady Michelle Obama views a display of her dresses in the East Colonnade of the White House during the Fashion Education Workshop, Oct. 8, 2014.:

First Lady Michelle Obama listens to students and counselors during a discussion on youth violence at William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., April 10, 2013.

First Lady Michelle Obama listens to students and counselors during a discussion on youth violence at William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., April 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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First Lady Michelle Obama listens to students and counselors during a discussion on youth violence at William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., April 10, 2013.:

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Let's Move! Active Schools" event with athletes and students at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 28, 2013.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Let’s Move! Active Schools" event with athletes and students at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Let’s Move! Active Schools" event with athletes and students at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 28, 2013.:

First Lady Michelle looks great in grayscale polka-dots!

First Lady Michelle Obama with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Signing Senate Bill 275

CHICAGO (June 26, 2012) First lady Michelle Obama and military dignitaries look on as Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs Senate Bill 275 during a ceremony at the Illinois National Guard Armory. The bill allows service members and their spouses to obtain a six-month temporary license while state credentials are transferred to Illinois. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin K. Kittleson)

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Signing Senate Bill 275:
First Lady Michelle Obama and the spouses of NATO Summit leaders watch a performance at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago, Ill., May 20, 2012. Seated with Mrs. Obama from left are: Sanja Music Milanovic of Croatia; Hayrünnisa Gül of Turkey; Anne-Mette Rasmussen, NATO; Liri Berisha of Albania; Ingrid Schulerud of Norway; and Valérie Trierweiler of France. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

First Lady Michelle Obama and the spouses of NATO Summit leaders watch a performance at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago, Ill., May 20, 2012. Seated with Mrs. Obama from left are: Sanja Music Milanovic of Croatia; Hayrünnisa Gül of Turkey; Anne-Mette Rasmussen, NATO; Liri Berisha of Albania; Ingrid Schulerud of Norway; and Valérie Trierweiler of France. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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First Lady Michelle Obama and NATO Spouses Watch a Performance at the Gary Comer Youth Center:

First Lady Michelle Obama toured the Gary Comer Youth Center with the partners of the G8 leaders, including the lovely Valérie Trierweiler. The mission of the Center is to help students graduate from high school. Mrs. Obama wore a classy cap sleeved v-neck tan dress with gold pumps for the occasion.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Valérie Trierweiler, partner of French President François Hollande, watch a student cooking demonstration at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago, Ill., May 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Valérie Trierweiler, partner of French President François Hollande, watch a student cooking demonstration at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago, Ill., May 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Valérie Trierweiler:

The White House just released some photos from last night’s Olympic presentation.  Be sure to check out our other Olympics related photos and coverage.

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Barack on the Big Screen:
Handing over the Podium to Barack:
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Photograph with a Fan:
Listening to Barack During Chicago’s Presentation:
Presenting on Behalf of Chicago’s Bid:

As you probably know by now, First Lady Michelle Obama is leading the US delegation to the International Olympic Committee in an effort to secure the 2016 summer games for Chicago. I can think of no better person to represent the United States than Mrs. Obama. She is intelligent and well-loved.

The First Lady delivered remarks at a reception hosted by Mayor Daley in Copenhagen, site of the 121st IOC Session and XIII Olympic Congress.

We need all of our children to be exposed to the Olympic ideals that athletes from around the world represent, particularly this time in our nation’s history, where athletics is becoming more of a fleeting opportunity.

[T]hat’s what excites me most about bringing the Games to Chicago – the impact that it can have on the lives of our young people, and on our entire community.

[T]his is an opportunity for the United States to connect to the world in a really important way at a very critical time, and for each of us to show them our passion and sincerity to be part of the world in a very special way, and to let people know that we understand that sports saves lives, that it makes dreams come true, that it creates visions in kids’ heads to make them think they can be the next David Robinson, the next Barack Obama, the next Nadia Comaneci, the next Oprah Winfrey. Those dreams have to start somewhere, and for so many, they start when they watch the Olympics. And if we can show people that we understand that power and that possibility, then they will have the confidence that not only will we have the city – the Olympics in a city that works, but will execute this thing with the kind of passion and openness and sincerity that the world so greatly wants to see in us.

The full text of the First Lady’s Speech is available here.  Hopefully a video will be available at some point.  If and when it is, we will post it.

UPDATE: Here is a video with selected remarks from Michelle’s speech.  Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a video of the full speech.